Thank You For A Successful 2023

Feb 14, 2024 A+ News

We’re grateful for our members who continue to help strengthen our credit union.

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2023 was a big year not only for the credit union but also for the schools and districts we support, community leaders and organizations we partner with, and our members who trust us with their financial needs. We’re thankful for a year that offered many giveback opportunities, including welcoming back our in-person youth financial camps, and the numerous awards and recognitions we had the honor of receiving.

2023 Accomplishments  

$2.65 Million In Cash-Back Checking Giveback

Since the program starting in 2010 until the end of 2023, members who have a free Cash-Back Checking account and debit card have earned over $18.8 million in cash back on everyday purchases.

School Spirit Debit Card Program

Through our custom debit card program, we gave back over $208,000 to local schools and school districts and gave just as much to the members who used these cards.

  • Akins High School (Austin ISD) – $18,233.40
  • Connally High School (Pflugerville ISD) – $12,445.60
  • Hendrickson High School (Pflugerville ISD) – $12,826.40
  • Hutto ISD – $91,985.30
  • Lake Travis ISD – $22,908.50
  • Round Rock High School (Round Rock ISD) – $15,075.30
  • San Marcos High School (San Marcos CISD) – $34,800.55

A+ Gives

We continued our A+ Gives program by supporting multiple organizations throughout the year. In addition to our ongoing volunteering, we hosted our second annual A+ Gives Day on October 9, 2023 as a way for our entire organization to spend the day doing good in the community. Over 500 A+FCU team members volunteered 1,776 hours at 40 Central Texas organizations and 26 organizations across the nation.

Along with donating our time, we established a community voting process to award special A+ Gives Day donations totaling $10,000. With over 4,750 votes from community members, we awarded the four top-voted organizations with a $2,500 check on A+ Gives Day – congratulations to Backpack FriendsHopeAustinROCK Ride On Center for Kids, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas.

The House That Credit Unions Built

For a fourth year, we partnered with local credit unions and Austin Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a community member in need through The House That Credit Unions Built program. This partnership included a $15,000 donation to support safe and affordable housing in our community.

Helping Our Community

In 2023, we donated over $909,000 to community partners, school and member cash-back programs, sponsorships, and more. In addition to donating funds, Team A+ also volunteered 6,244 hours to chamber, education, and community events.

Supporting Education

As an institution created for and by educators, we’re committed to helping our communities thrive through education. Here’s what we were able to achieve:

Members Helping Members

We appreciate our members’ support of our mission, banking on each other, and sharing the A+FCU love through our Refer A Friend program. We ended 2023 with 193,469 members!

2023 Awards

Austin American-Statesman 2023 Austin Community’s Choice Awards

Winner of Best Credit Union, Best Customer Service, Best Eco Friendly/Green Business, Best Overall Leadership, and Best Employee Benefits Program

Austin Gives Generous Business Award

Winner in the Community Leader Category in recognition of doing an outstanding job of giving back to the Central Texas Community

Elbert K. Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award

Presented by the Boy Scouts of America Capitol Area Council

2023 Top Workplaces Of Greater Austin Winner

Named as one of the Austin American-Statesman Top Workplaces 2023

Top Workplace USA 2023 Winner

Nationally recognized as a Top Workplace

Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award

Awarded first place by Cornerstone League as part of the CUNA program in recognition of our credit unions’ social responsibility and charitable projects

We’re beyond grateful for your support in 2023 and we look forward to celebrating 75 A+ years in 2024!

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